These are the 50 most unique things people lost in Uber rides last year

From unicorn tails to bulletproof vests
by Drei Laurel | May 20, 2021
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Smartphones and gadgets? Sure, people leave these inside ride-hailing vehicles and taxis all the time. The same goes for wallets, sunglasses, earphones, and other easy-to-misplace personal belongings.

Sometimes, there are total head-scratchers, though. You wouldn’t imagine someone would be traveling around town with rabbit legs or a bulletproof vest on their person, let alone end up leaving these objects behind in their ride-hailing service. But according to Uber, this is exactly the case.

The company has released its annual Lost and Found Index that tallies everything that was left behind by passengers inside their Ubers over the past year. The document also contains a list of the ‘50 most unique lost items.’ Its contents are interesting, to say the least. Look:

The 50 most unique lost items

  1. A tooth
  2. 22 bundt cakes and a pan of macaroni and cheese
  3. Washing liquid
  4. A nude corset
  5. Part of an ankle monitor
  6. FBI bulletproof vest
  7. A cooler full of fish
  8. Fresh shrimp
  9. A rolled-up poster held with an elastic band. “It says ‘end this bummer’ with endless summer artwork.”
  10. A green dinosaur Halloween costume and a knife
  11. Rabbit legs
  12. Unicorn tail and a piñata
  13. A framed Beauty and the Beast signed picture in a plastic case
  14. Antique roller blades, Christmas plates, and a cookie jar
  15. The fur cover for my knee scooter. “Cuz I broke my foot.”
  16. A toilet seat and welcome door sign shaped like a lemon with a blue ribbon on it
  17. A sushi platter
  18. A large painting of Kate Middleton and a small painting of the grim reaper
  19. A little purple hair bonnet
  20. Bath set and a sack of potatoes
  21. A lot of frozen meat
  22. Catheter
  23. A leopard print pink bikini
  24. Special items from Victoria’s Secret
  25. Wig brush, in the trunk
  26. A machine foot for sewing
  27. Neck brace and diary
  28. Hospital scissors
  29. Otter plush animal
  30. Harry Potter wand and a feather pen
  31. False eyelashes and dish soap
  32. Headband with horns and an oxygen tank
  33. Mannequin head
  34. Welding hood
  35. Black cane with a skull handle
  36. Birth certificate inside an Ugg earmuff box
  37. A popcorn bucket from Disney World
  38. Dog collar with a tag that says ‘Nugget’
  39. A tattoo machine
  40. Raw chicken and 20 pounds of salt
  41. A clear face shield with a ladybug stripe on the forehead
  42. Crystal chandelier
  43. One can of crab meat and a package of lobster
  44. One pound of smoked salmon
  45. A prosthetic leg
  46. Wine and my edibles
  47. A dog’s ashes
  48. An angel charm
  49. Ham for Thanksgiving
  50. Mosquito net

If we had to rank the items up there based on weirdness, we’d have to list the catheter, ankle monitor, and bulletproof vest in the top three, respectively. Uber also released a list of the most commonly left behind items inside its vehicles. Not surprisingly, phones were number one. Check out the rest of the list below:

The 10 most commonly forgotten items:

  1. Phone
  2. Camera
  3. Wallet
  4. Keys
  5. Backpack/luggage
  6. Headphones
  7. Glasses
  8. Vape/electronic cigarette
  9. ID
  10. Water bottle

Other interesting pieces of information inside the company’s 2021 Lost and Found Index include over $60,000 (P2.8 million) in cash left behind inside Ubers throughout the year, as well as Apple products being nine times more frequently left behind than Samsungs. You can check out the report in its entirety here.

So, what’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen left inside a taxi or ride-hailing vehicle? Let us know in the comments.

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